The South Carolina State House is swirling with rumors of a possible "imminent" indictment of Gov. Nikki Haley.
In fact one left-leaning blog, Palmetto Public Record (PPR), is reporting that Haley could be indicted by the end of the week on tax charges related to the Sikh Temple Scandal.
"Two well-placed legal experts have independently told Palmetto Public Record they expect the U.S. Department of Justice to issue an indictment against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on charges of tax fraud as early as this week," the website reported. "A highly ranked federal official has also privately confirmed rumblings of an investigation and possible indictment of the governor, though the official was not aware of the specific timeframe (sic)."
Obviously this report is in the very early stages, and we're likely to hear a rebuttal from Gov. Haley or her camp at some point later today. The Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina is Glenn McConnell, who ascended to that position earlier this month after Ken Ard was indicted for a scandal of his own.
UPDATE: The conventional media is acting with great trepidation here and appears hesitant to trust the Palmetto Press Record's "high ranking official." Local news outlets have picked up the story and are treating it as a rumor, while national outlets have stayed away from it. So far this looks like more smoke than fire, but it's certainly worth keeping an eye on.
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